Enjoying our current "Weekend Warrior" RVing Lifestyle, but checking out how to be Part-Timers, Snowbirders or Full-Timers in the future. Travel with two daughters and Molly our Lhasa-poo rescue. Toad is a 2007 Honda Fit
Date of Stay: September, 2010
Park is close to the Cape May attractions, and right off Route 9, the major route in the Cape May Area. Perfect campground to go see the Lighthouse and Birding areas. Grounds of campground were well maintained, and roads seem to be all paved. Camp store was well stocked for off-season, and is in newer building along-with the office. Wi-Fi is only available in the office area, but there is a covered pavilion with picnic benches to sit and use. Showers were clean, they are pay showers for $.25 per 3 to 5 minutes I estimate. Cable TV is advertised, basic channels all you could get. If you wanted more, there was not an extra charge, but a $100 cash deposit would be needed for a cable box. When coming in, we ran into traffic on the way that delayed our arrival by 2 hours. This apparently is not uncommon for the Jersey Shore area on a Friday night. Found even if you call to let them know running late, that by the time of arrival, our site was no longer available. We were directed to another site in same area. You cannot walk eight feet to the side or rear of your unit without encroaching on another site. Saturday morning went to office to get car tag, was told we may need to move, even though we were paid in full, and the guests in our original site, and those coming in for ours, had not paid yet. My understanding was that a deposit was mandatory. Thankfully, the move did not occur. We will be investigating one of the many other campgrounds on the Route 9 corridor next time we come to the Cape May Area, and will be coming on a Thursday instead of Friday, because of the traffic crawl.
Date of Stay: June, 2010
Great spot to Tour Salem, or take the ferry into Boston. Camped Thursday through to Sunday. For us, it is the most unique spot we have camped in. We were basically on the macadam parking lot by the boat ramp. Our girls 17 and 12 were totally enthralled. We were at site 16a, right on the beach. Down a set of steps to a beach behind the RV. Two small beaches, one larger available for beach-combing and swimming. Tidal pools to play in as well. Views of beach, Salem Harbor, and Lighthouse from the RV. Showers were usable, clean, but could use some updating, and paint. The area that is the campground is public access, so be forewarned. No place for fire rings or campfire. Gates are locked at 10pm to the public. Would stay here again, my girls can't stop talking about the place. Would Score a 10 if they had sewer and better shower facilities. The location is the best part about this place.
Date of Stay: June, 2010
Stayed Tueday and Wendnesday. Good spot to see the Cape Cod Canal and Sandwich area.Campground Roads all Macadam, clearly marked. Transient Sites are mixed between the seasonals. Sites were sand and pine needle pads. Sand got tracked into RV easily with the kids. Hookups worked with no issues. Seemed there were few shower-houses for the amount of sites, but never had to wait. Looks like sometimes you have to pay for showers, paper signs were up to put in quarters (slowly), but I didn't need to. Each shower was it's own room. Laundry area equipment was not all functioning, some washers/dryers were not operating. Store was sparse on goods. Next time, may try further up the Cape.
Date of Stay: June, 2010
Had a quiet stay Saturday through Tuesday. Great park for touring Groton, Mystic, Stonington. Because bridge was out on 184, had to do an easy detour. Campground road off 184 leading to Seaport Campground is very potholed, have to be careful coming or going. Roads in the campground all gravel, sites are gravel or mostly grass. Playground setup very nice, pool was clean. WiFi worked (site 37) but we were right near the office. Saw others walking up to use the wireless. Store sparse on groceries. The dump station in the park was closed, but we used the one out by the entrance on the way out. Park on the whole was clean, and organized well. Would stay here again.
Date of Stay: May, 2010
I rated this park high because of the ability to camp right next to the Swatara Creek with electric, water, sewer, and cable TV. Also, the staff in the office/store, though young were helpful, pleasant and knew their stuff. Store was well stocked. The park is close to Swatara State Park, Indian Town Gap, Hershey, and many other local attractions. Previous posts mention traffic noise, but I think they heard Friday night races at Linda's Speedway about five minutes away. Roads were gravel, our site was level, and others appeared that way as well. Concrete pads for patio were nice, especially when you can plop a chair on it and overlook the creek. Only issue I encountered was only one shower was working out of three stalls, but we did see a plumber later in the day on the premises. Still the shower area was not the best I've seen, but certainly not the worst. The family enjoyed this park, and plan to visit again in warmer months when we can enjoy tubing the stream, right from our site.
Date of Stay: September, 2009
If you are looking to tour Brandywine/Chaddsford/Chester County and surrounds, this is your park. Campground is right on the Brandywine River. We Had site 48, up the hill. This site is great for Wi-Fi Reception. I don't know if there is a perfectly level site here. Used three leveler blocks on 3 of the four wheels to get level. Sites are pretty close together. Hey, if you want to stay in the rolling hill beauty of Horse Country, you have to make some concessions. If you like canoeing and don't own one, recommend using one of their rentals - inexpensive and family loved paddling past the old rail line, and the horse farms, and some "McMansions". Water clear enough to see catfish and trout at the bottom. The new activities building is beautiful, and offers a tempting cafe with full dinners to boot. The roads are gravel, as are the sites. Both could use a new coating. Showers were clean, and very friendly staff, attentive to the plantings and grounds. I'd rate the place higher, but they really need to re-gravel the roads and sites. We'll be back.
Date of Stay: July, 2009
This Park has made many capital improvements since our last time here 2 years ago. Most Roads now blacktop, and our site (187) was newly refurbished with concrete pad and gravel surround. EWSC all were easily accessible. Nice wooded area around the site gave some seclusion. Landscaping of the grounds, with beds of flowers is beautiful, and a nice touch. On our walks around, yes there are lots of seasonals, but all nicely kept that we saw. Love the pool setup, well done mini golf, and the "Gnome Cafe" makes some good sandwiches. This would be a ten, but the quarry noise (a daytime "grinding" noise in the distance) from up the road takes just a bit away. We got to hear a dynamite blast around 1:30pm Tuesday as we left. That was a surprise! Still, we'll be back.
Date of Stay: June, 2009
This will be an awesome Resort. The hardscaping and landscaping around each site is well done. The pool is suppose to be done in July. It looks like it will be a nice one. The gameroom is big - still not finished. The showers and restrooms (also laundry area) were clean, configuration of the shower was odd to me - not too private between the two showers in the men's room at least. The outside of the building had a log house feel, but you could still see between the logs, so not completed yet. Getting a discount on the cave tour was a nice plus. They also give a Good Sam Discount - not listed on the website. Staff was very friendly, first time I've been driven around to choose my site - before pulling up with the RV - then escorted to my site. Odd that they don't have cable with all the updates they are doing. Lots of construction activity going on, starting around 8am until about 5pm while we were there. This place has plenty of potential to be a first-class destination RV resort - when it's all completed.
Date of Stay: June, 2009
This would be a 9 if it were not for the mosquitoes. Tons of wildlife to see, boating, and have fun crabbing on the Daugherty Creek Canal. The office/store doesn't stock too much foodstuffs (Crisfield is only two miles down the road) but it does have fishing supplies, rent kayaks and canoes, and have a variety of ever important bug sprays! There are only a few sites that allow pets, but they all backup to a meadow area for walking your dog. The shower house was clean, but could use an update - the door lock did not work well, and hooks and soap holders were in dis-repair. A beautiful place though, we'll enjoy again.
Date of Stay: June, 2009
We stayed one night, traveling from Skyline Drive in VA to Crisfeild MD. Great park, Wooded, level sites. Nice playground area in a picnic grove setting at the entrance to the loops. We stayed at site 23 (electric loop. Shower house is central to the sites on the loop Dumpster is at site 6. There were also cabins, might be good if traveling with "non-rving" friends. Host on the electric loop was very friendly and informative. Trails lead to the lake and another, larger play area made from tires. Also an equestrian area adjacent to the park. Would stay here again.
Date of Stay: May, 2009
If you enjoy a natural setting, with great hikes, and opportunities for fishing and family time, this park is for you! Early May, and the campground was mostly empty. Since we are new dog owners, we got a dog site (with electric) - most of these were filled, followed by sites that had electric. Camp store had the basics. The Park is only a few miles from the intersection of Routes 476, 80, and 940. There are reasonable restaurants there if you don't want to cook. Site we had (285) was wide, but I felt the location of the fire ring was too close to my neighbors rig. Also if you are bothered by road noise, this row of sites backs up to Rt 534. Go for the lower sites. Both my daughters want to come back for the beauty found in this park. Don't miss the "Shades of Death" trail - Not as difficult as it sounds, but following a stream and rock formations for a mile and a half.
Date of Stay: August, 2008
We camped here because we had been unimpressed by another close "resort" campground in Lenhartsville, and we wanted to tour Cabela's, Hawk Mountain and Crystal Cave. This campground was within minutes of all these, and right down the road from Pinnacle Winery. The property is sandwiched between Route 78 and old Route 22, but for me, road noise was not an issue. There is a horse farm bordering the lower sites, and the girls had fun feeding the colts carrots. The store was small, but well stocked with essentials. My wife spoke with the congenial owners, they just took over in March 08, and have made capital improvements, and are planning more. (Including a pool) Most sites were pull thru, and we saw plenty of huge rigs with car trailers fitting fine on these sites. (There was a car show in Macungie, and lots of participants camped at Pine Hill - so we got to see plenty of cool rods to boot!)Pretty quiet campground, good location for touring the Lehigh Valley - we will definitely be back.
Date of Stay: July, 2008
Great hiking trails, took bikes, better off without them. Close to Hopewell Village, a iron forge from the 1800's Great Pool, but need to drive to it. sites are mostly level, and wonderfully wooded. 2 fishing lakes, Great place to get way to. Only one hour away from Philadelphia. Did a "guys weekend with brother and buddies, and a few weeks later, a muli-family camping trip. For something not in any tourbook, Take a Trip to Morgantown, (20 mins away) eat at Sonic and watch gliders be pulled into the air by single prop planes and glide back down.
Date of Stay: July, 2005
Camped here with Church Group - 10 sites mix of RV and Tents. Because we were a group got use of Pavillion, which was set up wonderfully with sink and stainless steel shelving. Plenty of Activities for all ages. Pools were great, a special pool just for the little ones. This is a yearly event - and everyone agrees they want to return to Lake-in-Wood again. Only downside - as early as 6am it was seen that the bathhouse area was dirty - so not clean basically from the day before. Have seen worse elsewhere, but expected better given price and other amenities